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Tottenham have fallen from potential title candidates back down to challengers for a top four place in the space of three months, and so the mood surrounding the club has been more sombre recently than it has for most of the season.

A heavy defeat to north London rivals Arsenal handed the initiative to the Gunners in the battle for third place, while an equally humiliating loss to Chelsea at Wembley Stadium saw hopes of winning the FA Cup come to an abrupt end.

It is also easy, then, to forget what progress Spurs have made in many respects during this campaign, in spite of some of the recent criticism of Harry Redknapp. Tottenham earned the tag as one of the most entertaining sides in the league with some scintillating football, owed in no small part to some of their more consistent performers.

Below, in alphabetical order, are's three nominees for Tottenham’s player of the season, based on their club performances in all competitions. We then cast our vote at the bottom before leaving it up to you, the readers, to have your say.

Competition Games
Goals Assists Booked
Sent off
League 29 13 11 3 0
Cup 3 1 0 1 0
Europe 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Total 32 14 11 4 0

As a former Arsenal player who never found scoring against Tottenham particularly difficult, Emmanuel Adebayor might have had his work cut out for him in winning over the Spurs faithful upon his loan arrival from Manchester City in late August.

But almost eight months later all has more or less been forgotten after the Togolese striker added a dimension to the Tottenham front line which had been missing since the departure of Dimitar Berbatov.

Adebayor boasts a decent goal return and will feel he should have scored more, while his assists column is also extremely healthy, but his general play, too, has at times brought the best out of those surrounding him - Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Rafael van der Vaart.

Competition Games
Conceded Clean Sheets Booked
Sent off
League 35 39 12 0 0
Cup 0 0 0 0 0
Europe 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Total 35 39 12 0 0

In Sunday's win over his former club Blackburn Rovers, Brad Friedel made his 301st consecutive Premier League appearance. It is a staggering statistic which spans eight years, and that truly reflects the reliability of the American shot-stopper.

And it is the reliability and safety that Friedel has brought to Tottenham since his free transfer from Aston Villa in the summer which they had so lacked with Heurelho Gomes between the posts. The Brazilian made some sensational saves, but his eccentricity and unpredictability was responsible for more than a handful of goals conceded over the previous two seasons. Friedel's individual errors over this campaign are surely in single figures.

With injuries to Ledley King, Michael Dawson, William Gallas and Younes Kaboul meaning the central defensive pairing at Spurs has changed so much over the course of the season, it has been so important to have a safe pair of hands behind them. Friedel has been exactly that.

Competition Games
Goals Assists Booked
Sent off
League 34 2 1 3 0
Cup 5 0 0 0 0
Europe 3 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Total 42 2 1 3 0

After successful loan spells at former club Sheffield United, QPR and Aston Villa, Kyle Walker became a permanent fixture in the Tottenham starting XI at the start of the season, and simply has not looked back since.

The full-back has been a near ever-present in the Premier League during the 2011-12 campaign. Only Brad Friedel has made more appearances in league competition, while Benoit Assou-Ekotto - now ruled out for the final few games - has played as many times as Walker, with Bale and Luka Modric playing only one fewer.

But while Bale's impact has lessened as Tottenham's form has dipped over recent weeks and Modric has been unable to influence games quite as impressively in the latter stages of the season, Walker remains a solid, consistent performer who has shown very few signs of burnout.

Such is Redknapp's confidence in Walker that he allowed experienced right-back Vedran Corluka to go on loan to Bayer Leverkusen in January, without signing cover. Walker has not let Redknapp down.



With Sergio Aguero as a fellow candidate he may have been an unpopular choice as PFA Young Player of the Year, but regulars at White Hart Lane would hardly have been surprised by the selection of Kyle Walker.

While several of Tottenham's key players - Bale, Modric, Adebayor, Scott Parker and Van der Vaart among others - have suffered dips in form or missed chunks of the season through injury, the tireless shifts Walker has put in throughout the campaign and his strength both defensively and going forward make him a worthy winner of Tottenham's player of the year.

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